Private School in London for ages 11-18

Small, growing, friendly school in W10 - applications still open for Sept 2020


Join a school with a grand vision

We provide an excellent, balanced education in a caring and welcoming environment. We help to develop the full individual. We are currently a small school of roughly 120 pupils, but we are expanding intake over the next 3 years.


Students receive an emphasis on pastoral care and focus on developing the whole individual: academically, socially, morally and culturally. A happy student is a successful learner!

Bales College | Independent Private School & Sixth Form in Central West London


Our current capacity of 120 is being but we have plans to expand with new buildings over the coming years.

Independent Private School in Central West London - Bales College


Students get full support from our highly-qualified, experienced teachers. We give 100% commitment to helping students achieve their best and get into top universities.

ISI - March 2020 Full Inspection

The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) undertake rigorous quality inspections on independent schools using the same Department of Education framework as Ofsted.  Bales is a member of the prestigious Independent Schools Association (ISA). ISI conducted an Educational Quality Inspection in March 2020. Comments from inspectors included the following:

“Pupils are proud of being part of the school and have a strong sense of loyalty to it.”

“Pupils throughout the school have a positive attitude towards their learning and are keen to succeed.”

ISI report March 2020

“Pupils have good numeracy skills.”

“Linguistics skills of a high standard were evident.”

“Pupils are confident communicators.”

“Pupils embrace opportunities to contribute in lessons.”

“Pupils enjoy participating in the academic and extra-curricular activities.”

Feedback from students:

My confidence really developed at Bales: I think I would have been lost in a big secondary school. Bales is like a family. The support I got from all the staff and teachers was fantastic, and I achieved my dream of studying Medicine at UCL!

Mohammed: Medicine at UCL

I got 3 A* and 7 A in my GCSE examinations, and A*AB at A Level, while studying at Bales. But more than this, I loved the friendly nature of the school and my brilliant subject teachers

Berk: History at Durham

I joined Bales in Year 8, and stayed all the way through to complete my A Levels, before going on to read Anthropology at Manchester. I loved my time at Bales and would highly recommend the school.

Lena: Anthropology at Manchester

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